Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trials Are Medicines!

Consider it pure joy my brothers when you face trials of various kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

- James 1:2-4

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes, because we need them. He proportions the frequency and weight of them--to what our case requires. Let us trust in His skill--and thank Him for His prescription!

- John Newton